30/05/2017

Rare Artefacts Connected To Titanic Launch To Be Unveiled

Rare artefacts connected to the launch of the Titanic are to be unveiled in Belfast.

The items include Lord Pirrie's 18ct gold pocket watch, two original launch day tickets and a broken Rivet from RMS Olympic.
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Additional artefacts, originally owned by Charlotte E. Brennan, who at 20 years old worked as a secretary at Harland and Wolff and attended the launch herself, provides visitors with a personal insight to Titanic’s and the Olympic class liners construction. Her story, alongside her ticket to the launch with shorthand manuscript notes about the ship on the reverse and a Rivet from RMS Olympic will also be showcased in the Titanic Experience Launch Gallery.  

Tim Husbands MBE, Chief Executive of Titanic Belfast, said: "On Launch Day, 106 years ago, over 100,000 people gathered to watch RMS Titanic, it was a very special and proud day for the city, and today is a very special day for us at Titanic Belfast. Memorabilia from the launch is very rare and we are delighted to have these new artefacts to add to our collection.  Each one is very special due to their intimate connection to Titanic’s construction and launch in Belfast."

(CD)


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